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MMA Fighter Rankings: List By Division

The Mixed Martial Arts fighter rankings are compiled from top talent from all the promotions and are based on recent performances and overall record. Check out the latest MMA odds here at OddsShark, then see the best specials and offers at top sportsbooks like Bovada.

Heavyweight

The MMA Heavyweight division rankings continue to be dominated by UFC fighters. A new king of the big men was crowned when Fabricio Werdum was able to take the title from Cain Velasquez, instantly making him one of the greatest Heavyweight fighters of all time. Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos, and Andrei Arlovski are all currently chasing title shots.

Heavyweight Rankings
  • 1. Fabricio Werdum – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Cain Velasquez – UFC
  • 3. Junior dos Santos – UFC
  • 4. Stipe Miocic – UFC
  • 5. Andrei Arlovski – UFC
  • 6. Travis Browne – UFC
  • 7. Josh Barnett – UFC
  • 8. Vitaly Minakov – Bellator
  • 9. Ben Rothwell – UFC
  • 10. Alistair Overeem - UFC

Light Heavyweight

As the Light Heavyweight division quietly waits for the return of Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier continues to the top dog at 205 pounds. Alexander Gustafsson is currently in line for the next title shot with Ryan Bader waiting in the wings for his opportunity to fight for the belt.

Light Heavyweight Rankings
  • 1. Daniel Cormier – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Anthony Johnson – UFC
  • 3. Alexander Gustafsson – UFC
  • 4. Ryan Bader – UFC
  • 5. Rashad Evans – UFC
  • 6. Glover Teixeira – UFC
  • 7. Ovince Saint Preux - UFC
  • 8. Phil Davis – Bellator
  • 9. Jimi Manuwa – UFC
  • 10. Liam McGeary – Bellator

Middleweight

Chris Weidman is the undisputed kinpin of the Middleweight division with victories over the best in the weight class. He will have to face a collection of tough competitors in Luke Rockhold, Jacare Souza and Yoel Romero to remain atop the division into the future, but the undefeated champ looks ready for the task.

Middleweight Rankings
  • 1. Chris Weidman – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Luke Rockhold – UFC
  • 3. Jacare Souza – UFC
  • 4. Yoel Romero – UFC
  • 5. Vitor Belfort – UFC
  • 6. Lyoto Machida – UFC
  • 7. Anderson Silva – UFC
  • 8. Michael Bisping – UFC
  • 9. Gegard Mousasi – UFC
  • 10. Tim Kennedy – UFC

Welterweight

Robbie Lawler has established himself as the top Welterweight fighter in the world with an impressive win over Rory MacDonald. That win opens up the trilogy fight with top contender Johny Hendricks some time at the end of the year. Entering the rankings is WonderBoy Stephen Thompson with a highlight reel KO win over Jake Ellenberger.

Welterweight Rankings
  • 1. Robbie Lawler – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Johny Hendricks – UFC
  • 3. Rory MacDonald – UFC
  • 4. Ben Askren – ONE FC
  • 5. Tyron Woodley – UFC
  • 6. Hector Lombard – UFC
  • 7. Matt Brown – UFC
  • 8. Stephen Thompson – UFC
  • 9. Demian Maia – UFC
  • 10. Tarec Saffiedine – UFC

Lightweight

Rafael dos Anjos shocked the MMA world with a dominant title-winning performance over Anthony Pettis, taking over the top spot in the Lightweight rankings. Donald Cerrone will fight for the title next following an impressive win over John Makdessi, and Tony Ferguson continues his climb up the rankings with a win over Josh Thomson.

Lightweight Rankings
  • 1. Rafael dos Anjos – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Anthony Pettis – UFC
  • 3. Khabib Nurmagomedov – UFC
  • 4. Donald Cerrone – UFC
  • 5. Eddie Alvarez – UFC
  • 6. Benson Henderson – UFC
  • 7. Michael Johnson – UFC
  • 8. Tony Ferguson – UFC
  • 9. Will Brooks – Bellator
  • 10. Edson Barboza – UFC

Featherweight

Jose Aldo rules the Featherweight division but Connor McGregor has taken the Interim title in his absence. The two are supposed to meet upon Aldo’s return, but many believe that return might never happen. Ricardo Lamas and Charles Oliveira both climb in the rankings, while Chad Mendes drops into third spot after losing to McGregor.

Featherweight Rankings
  • 1. Jose Aldo – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Connor McGregor – UFC (Interim Champion)
  • 3. Chad Mendes – UFC
  • 4. Frank Edgar – UFC
  • 5. Ricardo Lamas – UFC
  • 6. Max Holloway – UFC
  • 7. Cub Swanson – UFC
  • 8. Charles Oliveira – UFC
  • 9. Jeremy Stephens – UFC
  • 10. Dennis Bermudez – UFC

Bantamweight

T.J. Dillashaw shocked the world with an impressive win over Renan Barao back in May 2014, and he will face him again in July in an attempt to defend his UFC Bantamweight Championship. As well, the impressive return of former champion Dominick Cruz is sure to add lots of drama to the Bantamweight mix.

Bantamweight Rankings
  • 1. T.J. Dillashaw – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Dominick Cruz – UFC
  • 3. Renan Barao – UFC
  • 4. Urijah Faber - UFC
  • 5. Raphael Assuncao – UFC
  • 6. Michael McDonald – UFC
  • 7. Eddie Wineland – UFC
  • 8. Takeya Mizugaki – UFC
  • 9. Johnny Eduardo – UFC
  • 10. Francisco Almeida – UFC

Flyweight

The Flyweight division crowned Demetrious Johnson as the first UFC Flyweight champion and he has solidified that crown with impressive wins over all the top contenders. John Dodson finds himself back in top contender position by default following Johnson's title defenses against Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga.

Flyweight Rankings
  • 1. Demetrious Johnson – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. John Dodson – UFC
  • 3. Joseph Benavidez – UFC
  • 4. Jussier Formiga – UFC
  • 5. Ian McCall – UFC
  • 6. Henry Cejudo – UFC
  • 7. John Moraga – UFC
  • 8. Kyoji Horiguchi – UFC
  • 9. John Lineker – UFC
  • 10. Zach Makovsky – UFC

Women’s Bantamweight

The Women’s Bantamweight division is ruled by MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, who most recently defended her title against Cat Zingano in impressive fashion. Next up for Rousey will be Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in August. Jessica Eye continues her climb up the division rankings, as does Holly Holm who had an impressive win over Marion Reneau.

Women's Bantamweight Rankings
  • 1. Ronda Rousey – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Cat Zingano – UFC
  • 3. Miesha Tate – UFC
  • 4. Alexis Davis – UFC
  • 5. Sara McMann – UFC
  • 6. Jessica Eye – UFC
  • 7. Sarah Kaufman – UFC
  • 8. Bethe Correia – UFC
  • 9. Amanda Nunes – UFC
  • 10. Holly Holm – UFC

Strawweight

Joanna Jedrzejczk has established herself as the dominant champion in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division. This division is still new to the UFC and rankings will change often as new talent flocks to get their chance at UFC gold. Climbing in the rankings is Randa Markos, and entering the rankings for the first time is Michelle Waterson.

Women's Strawweight Rankings
  • 1. Joanna Jedrzejczk – UFC (Champion)
  • 2. Carla Esparza – UFC
  • 3. Claudia Gadelha – UFC
  • 4. Jessica Penne – UFC
  • 5. Rose Namajunas – UFC
  • 6. Tecia Torres – UFC
  • 7. Randa Markos – UFC
  • 8. Maryna Moroz – UFC
  • 9. Joanne Calderwood – UFC
  • 10. Michelle Waterson – UFC